Politics 16:05 14/10/2021 Armenia

ARF members meet with Congressman David Cicilline

Congressman David Cicilline (D- RI) – a senior member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and long-standing champion of Rhode Island Armenian American community – met over the weekend with Armenia faction MP Arthur Khachatryan (who represents the ARF in the faction) and U.S.-based ARF Bureau member Aram Kaloustian to discuss a broad array of U.S.-Armenian policy priorities, the ARF press service reported.

The ARF members thanked Congressman Cicilline for his long-standing support to Armenia, Artaskh (Nagorno Karabakh) and the Armenian cause throughout his long political career as member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, as Mayor of Providence, and most recently, as and member of the US Congress. Mr. Khachatryan provided first hand updates to the Congressman about the situation in Artsakh and on the border between the Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the wake of Azerbaijan’s attack, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing in the fall of 2020. The member of the Armenian parliament stressed that no just or sustainable peace can be established between the two nations until the rights of the people of Artsakh for self determination are universally recognized and fully respected. “A democratic peace can be established only if justice prevails first. Azerbaijan’s war against Artsakh proves that Artaskh cannot be a part of Azerbaijan”.

While talking about the situation on the border, Mr. Khachatryan mentioned that Azerbaijani military forces have repeatedly invaded the sovereign territory of Armenia and continue provocations along the border. “Armenian soldiers are being attacked and killed – with international impunity- less than 35 miles away from our capital, Yerevan,” he stated.

ARF Bureau member Aram Kaloustian stressed that Turkey and Azerbaijan continue the genocide they began more than a century ago. “Armenia is seen by Turks as a wedge between Turkey and the rest of the Turkic world. This is a leading driver of their relentless campaign to annihilate the Armenian nation. If they are not stopped, the very existence of Armenians upon their ancient, indigenous homeland will be in danger”.

The issue of Armenian prisoners of war was discussed, with ARF Bureau member Kaloustian stressing that: “Over 200 Armenian servicemen and civilians continue to be held abused and extrajudicially executed by Azerbaijan – despite the November 9 agreement which stipulates an all-for-all exchange of the POWs."

“Azerbaijan, in spite of mounting U.S. and international calls for the immediate and unconditional return of all POWs, continues to uses prisoners as hostages to secure additional concessions from the Armenian side,” concluded Kaloustian.

The ARF Bureau member raised his concerns regarding with the U.S. government waiver of Section 907, which opens the door to additional multi-million dollar military aid packages to Azerbaijan – which has demonstrated time and again that it will use all the resources at its disposal to attack and kill Armenians.

In his turn Congressman Cicilline thanked the ARF members for bringing each of these issues to his attention and pledged his full support and assistance to the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh.



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

13:06
German attache in Moscow given a note over Germany’s nuclear deterrence statements
The German military attache in Moscow was summoned to Russia’s Defense Ministry where he was handed a note and told that statements by...
12:56
Turkey reverses threat to expel European ambassadors
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backtracked on an earlier threat to expel 10 foreign ambassadors -- including seven from Europe -- after...
12:32
National Assembly to discuss delimitation issues at a closed sitting
The one-fifth of the total number of Armenian parliamentarian proposed to hold an urgent discussion concerning the situation on the contact line...
11:50
Armenia reports 59 Covid deaths on Oct. 26
Armenia has confirmed 1,517 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 298,069  as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, October...
11:26
US envoy says Iran nuclear deal effort is in “critical phase”
Efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are at a “critical stage” and Tehran’s reasons for avoiding talks are running...
10:50
Deputies welcomed with applause the opposition lawmaker released from custody
Opposition lawmaker from Armenia bloc, former head of Sisian community Artur Sargsyan, who has  been recently released from custody on...
10:23
Snow reported in Sisian, Goris regions
Snow is observed Sisian, Goris regions and Sravan and Meghri mountain passes as of October 26 at 09.10, the Road Department Fund reported. All...
20:00
Another quake registered near Bavra village
On October 25, at 16։57 local time (at 12։57 GMT) the Seismological Network of the Territorial Seismic Protection Service of the MES of RA...
19:29
Greece reportedly declared Turkish-Armenian intellectual Sevan Nisanyan 'persona non grata'
The government of Greece on Monday declared Turkish-Armenian author and intellectual Sevan Nisanyan "persona non grata." Nisanyan was...
19:12
Georgia's Garibashvili ‘not to allow’ mandatory vaccination
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, the chair of Government’s Inter-Agency Coordination Council tasked with handling COVID-19 in...
18:18
Singer Mher Armenia marches from Shurnukh village to Yerevan demanding authorities to resign
Armenian singer nicknamed Mher Armenia, who is also the founder of "The Voice of the Nation" party has announced the launch of...
17:59
Snow observed on some roads in Armenia
Light snow is observed on October 25 at 17.00 on the roads of Ani, Artik, Ashotsk regions and on Talin-Mastara-Lanjik roadway, the...
17:36
Converse Bank: A success story - Under one roof
In 2018, A1 Group established a Business Center in Shengavit, joining under one roof companies operating in IT, marketing, accounting and other...
16:56
The 7th Science Camp at Byurakan Observatory kicked off
Schoolchildren aged 12-14 from Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora are attending the 7th Science Camp at Byurakan Observatory. This year's...
16:11
Iranian Ambassador describes charging Iranian trucks in Armenia by Azerbaijan as 'unacceptable move'
Iran’s ambassador to Yerevan decried Azerbaijan’s unacceptable move to receive toll from Iranian trucks on a road passing through...
15:48
Australia’s former Defence Minister says the international community should call out Azerbaijan to stop their belligerent activities
Australia’s former Defence Minister, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP has risen in the Parliament’s Federation Chamber calling on...
14:58
Artsakh records 42 new Covid cases on Oct. 25
Artsakh confirmed 42 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday, October 25. In total, 113...
14:51
German IS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over Yazidi girl murder
A German woman and former member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group was given on Monday a 10-year prison sentence by a Munich court...
14:41
Opposition MP: Unblocking of regional transport links will lead to deeper blockade
It is “regrettable” that the current Armenian authorities failed to draw conclusions even after last year’s war in Artsakh,...
13:48
Viva-MTS: Problem of semi-constructed building to be solved in Gandzakar
A two-room semi-built building, lack of facilities, walls covered in smoke coming from the stove, many problems and uncertainty of perspectives...
13:39
MP Joel Fitzgibbon calls on Australia to publicly condemn Azerbaijan’s belligerent actions and war crimes
Australia’s former Defence Minister, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP has risen in the Parliament’s Federation Chamber calling on...
13:21
Former MP urges Armenian authorities to declare one-week lockdown amid Covid surge
Former lawmaker Naira Zohrabyan from the opposition Prosperous Armenia faction urges the authorities to declare a week-long lockdown across the...
12:31
Snow expected to hit some Armenian regions
Snow is expected in some regions of Armenia on Monday evening and at night, the Armenian Center for Hydrometeorology and Monitoring reported....
12:11
Expert: Armenia’s territory was about 1,500 sq km larger in 1928 map of Soviet Union
Armenian expert on Iran Vardan Voskanyan shared a map of the Soviet Union showing that Armenia had approximately 1,500 square kilometers more...
11:36
Armenia reports 1,184 new Covid cases on Oct. 25
Armenia has confirmed 1,184 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 296,552 as of 11 a.m. Monday, October 25, the...
11:23
Finnish PM says Turkey’s move to expel ambassadors is ‘very regrettable’
The decision by Turkish authorities to declare 10 foreign ambassadors - including seven from Europe - as persona non grata is a "tough...
11:11
Ombudsman: Armenian captives must be immediately released without any preconditions
All Armenian prisoners of war (POWs) and civilians illegally held by Azerbaijan must be immediately released and returned home without political...
10:24
Outgoing Armenian ambassador to Iran visits Isfahan
In the final days of his diplomatic mission, Armenia’s Ambassador to Iran Artashes Toumanian accompanied by his wife, Anahit Shahverdyan,...
10:02
Basketball star Michael Jordan's trainers sell for record $1.47m at auction
A pair of trainers worn by the US basketball star Michael Jordan have sold for a record $1.47m (£1.1m) at auction, BBC News reports....

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}